Military Connection: Bin Laden’s Shooter Unmasked: By Debbie Gregory

SEAL Team 6Superheroes are often disguised in order to protect their identities. Should the former Navy Sea, Air, Land (S.E.A.L.) Team 6 member who supposedly fired the kill shot on Osama Bin Laden reveal his identity?

Currently, a two-part documentary entitled, “The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden” is scheduled to air on FOX News Channel on November 11th-12th, at 10:00 PM Eastern. It has been publicized that the former S.E.A.L. Team 6 who fired that fatal shot on May 2, 2011, is going to reveal his identity on the two-day special.

The documentary is supposed to give viewers the inside story of the events that led up to the operation on the compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was residing, as well as a firsthand account of the mission itself.

The “shooter” was interviewed by Esquire magazine in 2013, but kept his identity secret. With the making of this documentary, many Americans, especially those from the military and Veteran communities, are left wondering whether the “shooter” should reveal his identity.

First, there is the safety concern. Will this Veteran ever be safe again if his identity is revealed to the world? The answer is, probably not. Every extremist group and lone wolf looking to score points with al-Qaida will be gunning for this man for the rest of his life. Even if this retired Navy SEAL feels like he can protect himself, unfortunately, he most likely won’t be able to protect those close to him for long.

Next, there is the question of legality. This Navy Veteran should still be bound by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that he would have signed while still active. NDAs are sworn statements where service members promise that they will not disclose information that is sensitive to national defense.

Let us hope that this Veteran is not endangering himself, his loved ones, or national security through his participation in the documentary. It would be a shame to see a Veteran be targeted or incriminated for any reason.

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Military Connection: Bin Laden’s Shooter Unmasked: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: “MTV’s Got Your 6” Premieres: By Debbie Gregory

mtv got your 6MTV has announced the premiere of its new Veteran-centric documentary, “MTV’s Got Your 6” this Veterans Day. Veterans from every branch of service are familiar enough with military jargon to know that the show’s title translates to “I’ve got your back.”

To make the documentary, four young Veterans are filmed as they return from Afghanistan and transition into civilian life. The documentary offers the American public a never-before-seen view into lives of soldiers and Marines. These service members have survived combat and returned home, only to find a different set of struggles facing them in their hometowns. Viewers will be able to witness the weight that this most recent generation of combat Veterans carry as they battle PTSD, anxiety, relationship problems, and preparing themselves for their next phases of life. The documentary defines the roles that family, friendships and community play in helping these soldiers transition into civilian life.

Since 2001, approximately two million Americans have deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Veterans from these wars have become the latest “political football,” with the general public putting pressure on politicians and government agencies to address the issues face by these young Millennials. Although the American people see and read about what these young warriors have been through, and what lies ahead for them, nothing beats a first-hand account, and who better to show you than the Veterans themselves.

“MTV’s Got Your 6” uses adrenaline pumping GoPro footage that was shot by the service members on the ground in Afghanistan. The documentary allows viewers to experience the front lines, and then the journey back home. The documentary also includes candid interviews and footage from these Veterans, including their daily routines once they return home and try to carry on with the burden of their experience.

“MTV’s Got Your 6” profiles the lives of:

  • Dustin, a Marine corporal from Stephenville Texas. Dustin was spared severe injury and possible death when a young Afghani boy warned him of a landmine. Dustin is trying to enroll in an EMT training program in hopes of becoming a firefighter in his hometown.
  • Chris, from Orlando Florida, a Marine Corps Veteran whose wife gave birth to his son while he was in Afghanistan. He named his son after his best friend, a comrade who died in combat.
  • Tim “TJ” is from Sun Valley, California. TJ was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. Military service runs in TJ’s family, with his father and grandfather both having served.
  • Geoffrey, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is currently a military recruiter who would jump at the chance to return to combat if the opportunity arose. But for now, Geoffrey and his fiancé are busy planning their wedding.

“MTV’s Got Your 6” will premiere on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local cable provider for channel details. Throughout the day, MTV will also cover Veterans Day from a unique Millennial perspective all day, on-air and across its editorial and social platforms, in an effort to leverage attention to post-911 servicemen and women.

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Military Connection: “MTV’s Got Your 6” Premieres: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Sullivan University Recognized: By Joe Silva

Sullivan UAs service members transition out of the military, there are very few who find or even want civilian careers in the field of their military occupational specialty.  That is why education benefits for Veterans, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, are so important today. But what good are these benefits and securing an education if they don’t provide Veterans with the necessary tools to have successful post-military careers in the fields of their choosing?

That is what sets the Sullivan University System apart from other schools. Sullivan University has a long standing tradition of turning Veterans into professionals. Sullivan’s dedication to its military students is gaining attention.

For all that the school and staff do for Veterans, Sullivan was awarded the “2014 Veterans School Salute” by MilitaryConnection.com. And recently, Sullivan was also named one of the 2015’s “Best for Vets” Career and Technical Colleges by Military Times.

And the Sullivan University System, as well as three of its member schools, has been recognized as a Military Friendly School. Along with The Sullivan University System (which includes Sullivan’s Fort Knox Campus) the Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Spencerian Louisville and Spencerian Lexington have all been named by Victory Media—publisher of “G.I. Jobs” and the Guide to Military Friendly Schools—as Military Friendly Schools for 2015.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and student veterans.

Since 1982, Sullivan University has had a strong relationship with the U.S. Army. That year, the leadership at Fort Knox recruited the faculty at Sullivan to train their cooks in culinary arts. Over the past 32 years, that relationship has blossomed. The dedicated professionals at Sullivan have celebrated many successes among their military and Veteran students.

Sullivan is committed to setting a career course for their students who are active-duty military, Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, or military family members. The school’s six campuses, as well as its online program, accept the following: Post-9/11 GI Bill (CH.33), Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, CH.32), Vocational Rehabilitation (CH.31), Montgomery GI Bill (CH.30), MGIB-Select Reserve (Ch.1606), Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP, CH.1607), Dependents Education Assistance Program (Ch.35), as well as GI Bill benefits that have been transferred to military dependents. In addition, Sullivan offers a number of private grants and scholarships for active-duty service members and Veterans whose tuition is not fully covered by other programs.

Along with affordable tuition, the service and programs offered at Sullivan are among the most Veteran-friendly in the country. The faculty and staff at Sullivan University believe that when it comes to education, one size does not fit all. That is why the school dismisses the “cookie cutter” education mentality, helping students create the academic plan that is individually suited to meet their goals and their needs.

If you are currently serving and thinking about your next career move, or are a Veteran looking to take the first steps towards your successful civilian life, visit www.sullivan.edu and see how Sullivan University Systems can help you get the professional training you need for the career that you deserve.

Military Connection: Sullivan University Recognized: By Joe Silva

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Military Connection: Don’t Panic Over Ebola: By Debbie Gregory

ebolaNews stories are creating an Ebola scare in communities around the country. Cases of individuals suspected of having Ebola or having travelled to Western African countries without having any symptoms have forced schools to close and people to be quarantined, with more restrictions coming.

It is true that nine people have been confirmed to have had Ebola while on American soil. In fact one, Thomas Eric Duncan, even died from the virus. But the majority of Ebola reports are media hype. With that said,  it never hurts to be prepared in case the virus spreads to your neighborhood.

Although California has not yet confirmed any cases of the Ebola virus, the University of California Office of the President informed the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that all UC Medical Centers are prepared to provide care for any Ebola cases in the state, if the need should arise.

There are five UC Medical Centers that include facilities at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. These university hospitals will work closely with CDHP if any Ebola patients should present themselves. The announcement does not mean that the five UC Medical Centers are identified as treatment centers for Ebola cases coming from outside of the U.S. by the State Department.

CDHP will ensure that the UC Medical Centers have the most current treatment information for Ebola cases. The department and the individual facilities will make sure that the staff at all five medical facilities have the proper personal protective equipment to prevent the spreading of the virus from patients to healthcare professionals.

The Centers for Disease Control recently updated the PPE guidance, aligning them with California’s stricter standards. State officials will also work with these medical centers to ensure that medical waste generated from the treatment of an Ebola patient will be properly handled and disposed of.

In California, all hospitals in the state are expected to screen, identify and quarantine any patients at risk for Ebola. After initial screening, if further testing of the patient is needed, the hospital will contact the local health department, which can facilitate a more detailed assessment. If necessary, the local health officer will then coordinate with CDPH and CDC to pursue testing at CDC-approved laboratories. During the process, the patient would remain in isolation until the test results are received. If the result is positive, CDPH will work with the hospital, local health officers and the CDC to transfer the patient as needed.

Everyone should know that measures are being put in place in their communities around the country to detect, contain and ultimately cure the Ebola virus. Despite what news reports might tell you, there is no need to panic.

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Military Connection: Don’t Panic Over Ebola: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Choice Act in Effect: By Debbie Gregory

VA fires directorThis has been a very distressing and eventful year for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as the Veterans it serves. The year began with allegations of scandal, corruption and improper care from the VA and its healthcare component, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Claims of long wait times for VA care contributing to the deaths of more than 40 Veterans got the nation’s attention. Next came the follow-up accusations that VA employees deliberately altered records in order to appear to be in compliance with VA regulations. The substantiation of some of these accusations led to the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki as the secretary of the department. These events also led to Americans calling for VA reform.

The public outcry led to the August, 2014 passing of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, commonly referred to as the “Choice Act.”  Now in effect, the act is providing better care for Veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system through the hiring of more doctors and staff at VA facilities. It also has a provision to allow Veterans to seek private care if a VA facility cannot grant them an appointment within a reasonable amount of time.

Among other benefits, the Choice Act increases the VA secretary’s authority to fire senior executives. This measure is an attempt to end corruption and misconduct,  while increasing effectiveness among VA employees at all levels.

On October 29, 2014, the VA removed the Director of the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) from federal service. The decision was made following an investigation by the Office of Accountability Review (OAR) in which allegations of neglect of duty were substantiated.

This removal was done in accordance with provisions made under the Choice Act, and underscores the VA’s commitment to hold leaders accountable and get Veterans the care they need.  The OAR reports directly to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and assists VA facilities in accelerating leadership accountability actions, while ensuring that such actions are applied consistently across the department.

While there is still a long road ahead, this dismissal shows that VA reform is taking place, and that VA Secretary Robert McDonald is working to improve the department and provide Veterans with the care they deserve.

The Veterans Health Administration will begin recruiting for a new director for CAVHCS.

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Military Connection: Choice Act in Effect: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: VA Extends AL-TBI Program: By Debbie Gregory

AL TBI ProgramOn October 21, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it is accepting proposals for the extension of its Assisted Living for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI) pilot program.

Through the AL-TBI program, eligible wounded Veterans are placed in private sector TBI residential care facilities that specialize in neurobehavioral rehabilitation. In the care of these facilities, Veterans are offered team-based care and assisted living.

The AL-TBI pilot program was originally slated to end this year, but through the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, it has been extended through October 6, 2017. There were 187 wounded Veterans enrolled in the pilot program that was offered in 46 different facilities in 22 states.  There are currently 94 wounded Veterans still enrolled in the program.

With the VA announcing the extension of the program, opportunities are available for care providers to participate in the program. The VA is accepting proposals through November 20, 2014.

To be eligible for the AL-TBI program, contractor facilities must meet state, federal as well as local standards, and must also be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Residential Rehabilitation/Brain Injury Program.

Contracts for the extended program are expected to be awarded in February, 2015.

For more information about the AL-TBI Request for Proposal, visit the AL-TBI solicitation announcement on the Fed Biz Ops website, or visit www.fbo.gov

In addition to the AL-TBI extension, the VA is also in the process of the following measures:

Extending the pilot program of Project ARCH (Access Received Closer to Home) through March 31, 2015, and exploring additional contracting options to execute the remaining 18 months of the pilot program;

  • Awarding a contract to the MITRE Corporation, Alliance to Modernize Healthcare, a private not-for-profit company, to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes; and
  • Expanding the Fry Scholarship Program to include surviving spouses of service members killed on active duty.

Military Connection: VA Extends AL-TBI Program: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: VA Expands Fry Scholarship: By Debbie Gregory

surviving spousesRecently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will be expanding the Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses.

The Fry Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry of Lorena, Texas. With only one week left in his 2006 deployment in Iraq, Sgt. Fry volunteered to continue working an additional seven hours disarming explosive devices, despite having already sustained an injury to his hand. On March 8, 2006, Sgt. Fry made the ultimate sacrifice when an improvised explosive device detonated. Fry left behind a widow and three young children.

The Fry Scholarship provides eligible children and widowed spouses of fallen service members with up to 36 months of the full equivalent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes 100% tuition at state schools, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies.

Surviving spouses who are eligible for or are already receiving, benefits under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program may now be eligible for the Fry Scholarship. However, all surviving spouses eligible for DEA and the Fry Scholarship must make an irrevocable election for either program, beginning on or after January 1, 2015. In other words, when a surviving spouse elects to convert to the Fry Scholarship, he or she loses all remaining DEA benefits. If a spouse elects to use DEA instead of the Fry Scholarship, he or she forfeits all future entitlement to the Fry Scholarship.

The Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA measures to put in place provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, also known as the “Choice Act.” Section 701 of the Choice Act expands the Fry Scholarship to include the surviving spouses of American service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Prior to the enacting of this year’s notable Veteran-friendly legislation, only the children of service members who died in the line of duty were eligible for the Fry Scholarship.

“We can never fully repay the debt we owe to these families who have lost a loved one,” VA Secretary Robert McDonald said. “It is a privilege to provide educational benefits that will make a positive difference in their lives.”

The VA will identify surviving spouses who are eligible for both programs, and send them a letter with comparative information on the benefits available and instructions on how make an election that best suits their needs. Information about these two programs is available on the VA’s GI Bill website. There is also a downloadable Factsheet available. The VA call center (888-GIBILL-1) also will be able to help individuals understand the differences between the two programs.

Military Connection: VA Expands Fry Scholarship: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Army Rethinks Enlistment Tests: By Debbie Gregory

Military ExamsHow do you get American men and women to volunteer to serve in the military? How do recruiters know who will make a good soldier, sailor, marine, or airman?

Studies reveal that only three out of every ten Americans in the eligible enlistment age range would meet the minimum requirements to qualify for service eligibility. These requirements include possessing a high school diploma or GED, being drug free, having a clean criminal record, being physically fit, and scoring high enough on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude (ASVAB) test. All of the service branches are concerned with the dwindling population of eligible new recruits.

The Army is taking the first steps towards increasing the population of eligible potential-recruits by broadening the assessment of individuals wishing to enlist. The Army is considering altering its recruiting criteria to look at non-cognitive indicators of what’s likely to make someone successful in the military.

The Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel, Lt. Gen. James McConville, said the service is increasingly realizing that ASVAB scores aren’t the only good predictor of what will make a successful soldier. The Army looks at many of its senior enlisted leaders as an example. These proven soldiers may not have scored well on their ASVAB tests or SATs, but through the course of their military careers, they have displayed a resiliency and tenacity for mission accomplishment that far exceeds what any tests currently given can gauge.

Scientists at the Army Research Institute have begun to explore new ways to measure desirable traits that are difficult to capture with the currently offered standardized tests. The future tests will be able to determine traits such as how adaptable a soldier would be and how resilient a potential recruit might be when exposed to stressful situations. Army officials believe that this method of testing could benefit some future applicants who wouldn’t score well on traditional tests.

The modern U.S. Army needs members in its forces who can rapidly innovate in response to quickly unfolding crises around the world. For this reason, the Army is no longer as interested in how well a potential recruit scores on a vocational or academic test.  They are looking for resilient soldiers who can adapt and overcome stressful environments. And they are developing a way to identify those men and women through non-cognitive measures.

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Military Connection: Army Rethinks Enlistment Tests: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Americans Deploying to Liberia: By Debbie Gregory

LiberiaOn Thursday, October 16, 2014, President Obama authorized the use of National Guard and Reserve personnel to deploy to West Africa in support of efforts intended to stop the spreading of the Ebola virus.

To date, the Ebola virus has killed around 4,500 people. There have been eight confirmed cases in the United States. All eight cases were contracted while in the West African countries of Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone, or from direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan contracted the virus in Liberia, and then returned to the U.S.  Despite the extremely low number of cases in the U.S. and the fact that Ebola can only be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids, there has been a growing panic about the spreading of the virus.

However, in West Africa, there is a real and severe threat of Ebola spreading. Contracting the virus in those countries is very often a death sentence for entire families. Due to impoverished living conditions, understaffed/underfunded medical care and a lack of educational awareness about Ebola, the virus has spread like wildfire. Reports say that many of the inhabitants in West Africa aren’t educated about Ebola, including how it is contracted, its symptoms, and how to prevent contact with infected people and materials.

The U.S. has taken a leadership role in the global effort to contain and combat the Ebola virus. In September, the U.S. sent 500 troops to Liberia and Senegal to assess the situation, deliver humanitarian aid, and stage sites for furthering what is being dubbed “Operation United Assistance.”

As many as 4,000 service members are now headed to support of Operation United Assistance, including elements from the Army’s heralded 101st Airborne Division. The “Screaming Eagles” have been an integral part of U.S. Army operation from the invasion of Normandy to the occupation of Afghanistan. But the 101st has also taken part in other non-combat missions. In 1957, soldiers from the 101st assisted with the integration of high school students. They protected a group of African-American students, who would come to be known as the “Little Rock Nine” as they attended Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. In 2000, members of the 101st also helped  to combat fires in Bitterroot National Forest in Montana.

The president’s executive order also calls for the deployment of members of the Select Reserve and Individual Ready Reserves to deploy to West Africa, mainly Liberia.

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Military Connection: Americans Deploying to Liberia: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Group Fights Obesity in U.S. By Debbie Gregory

Fighting ObesityA study was released this year by Mission: Readiness, a nonpartisan national organization consisting of more than 450 retired generals and admirals advocating for investing in America’s children. The organization operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America.

The report, entitled “Retreat Is Not An Option: Healthier school meals protect our children and our country,” relays data regarding obesity in America.

Data in the report show how obesity has become more and more common among adults in our country over the last 25 years. The seasoned military leaders at Mission: Readiness believe that the best way to combat obesity in adults is to initiate good behaviors in school-aged children. The group contends that doing so will not only improve the overall health of future American adults, but could also positively impact the effectiveness of our military.

Active-duty service members must pass physical fitness tests and weigh-ins, at least twice each year. If a service member fails three fitness tests in a four year period, they are subjected to separation or denied reenlistment.  Each branch of the armed forces has had to discharge thousands of service members due to body fat and physical fitness standards. In many cases, their branch has invested a lot of resources into training them for their military occupation, and their lack of physical performance has ended up costing the military money.

Over the last few decades, the number of overweight service members has increased significantly. According to data from the most recent Defense Department health survey, the Army weighed in with nearly 16% of its soldiers overweight. The Navy had 15% of sailors overweight. The Marine Corps was the most fit group, with only 5% of their members listed as overweight.

Failing one test or weigh-in usually serves as a warning for service members to get into better shape. But more often than you would think, service members go on crash diets in the weeks before the tests and put the weight back on afterwards.

Studies have shown that overweight service members were 1.5 times more likely to be injured than their more-fit counterparts. Additionally,  injures can be me made worse and take longer to recover from in overweight individuals.

The former military leaders at Mission: Readiness are hoping that by instilling better dietary and exercise habits in children, obesity can be curtailed in the future. The group claims that 70% of Americans aged 17-24 would not be able eligible to enlist in the military due to their weight.

The group recently presented their report to Congress in an attempt to promote healthier foods in schools.

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Military Connection: Group Fights Obesity in U.S. By Debbie Gregory